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David K Bloomgarden, MD
(914) 681-3101
210 Westchester Ave
White Plains, NY
Business
Westchester Medical Group White Plains
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Rachel Ariel Bennett
(914) 962-6300
225 Veterans Rd
Yorktown Heights, NY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Chithranjan Nath, MD
Yorktown Heights, NY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1978

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Andrzej P Kudelka, MD, FACE
(713) 409-7344
6 Westview Dr
Katonah, NY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Medical Academy of Gdansk, Poland: MD: 1982
Graduation Year: 1982

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Edward Lloyd Socolow, MD
(914) 666-5200
359 E Main St
Mount Kisco, NY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1958

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Chithranjan Nath, MD
(914) 243-5718
285 Rockwood Ct
Yorktown Heights, NY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1978

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Alan Bernard Kantor, MD
(914) 245-1111
1940 Commerce St
Yorktown Heights, NY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cape Town, Fac Of Med, Cape Town, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1975

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Anna Kissin, MD
(914) 248-4000
48 Route 6 Ste 103
Yorktown Heights, NY
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1996

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Eric A Rudin
(914) 232-3135
111 Bedford Rd
Katonah, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Jeffrey S Powell
(914) 241-1050
90 S Bedford Rd
Mount Kisco, NY
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Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Is Your Adrenal Gland As Fatigued As You Are?

by Lissa Rankin , OB/GYN

Adrenal fatigue? Say what? I hear you. It’s certainly nothing they ever taught me in medical school, and chances are that if you go to your doctor at Kaiser and ask to get tested for it, they’ll raise a white coat eyebrow at you.

What Are The Adrenal Glands?
As Dr. Christiane Northrup describes it, “The adrenal glands are the body’s primary shock-absorbers.” These small organs that sit right above your kidneys make hormones like cortisol, DHEA, and norepinephrine, which help your body negotiate the metabolic requirements of keeping a body healthy, energetic, and safe.

What Do These Adrenal Hormones Do?
Our bodies are super smart in that they’re designed to help us in times of stress. Back when we were cave people, running away from cave bears, we needed highly tuned systems in place to activate our “fight or flight” mechanisms. Hormones like norepinephrine (which converts to epinephrine, aka “adrenaline”) and the adrenal hormone cortisol were critical hormones that meant the difference between life and death.

The problem is that most of us are no longer high-tailing it away from cave bears. Instead, we stress about finding a job, our divorce settlement, problems with our teenagers, marital problems, meeting the right guy, getting promoted, and a whole host of other “stressors” that have nothing to do with living or dying. As a result, our bodies live in “fight or flight,” spitting out norepinephrine and cortisol as if the cave bear is right on our heels.

Chronic Stress Is Not Our Friend
What this means is that we’re shooting out these hormones all the time, and this takes its toll, particularly on the adrenal gland. Poor thing. It’s only doing its job. When the stress never lets up, the adrenal gland poops out- and adrenal hormone production falls off, leading to deficiencies in hormones like cortisol, DHEA, and pregnenolone.

What Is Adrenal Fatigue?
When you’re under chronic stress, calling upon the adrenal gland’s reserves simply to get you through an ordinary day, the adrenal gland tends to get weary, and levels of adrenal hormones fall off. Suddenly, the hormones you’ve become used to getting you through a normal work day are depleted, and you wind up with debilitating fatigue, depressed mood, loss of interest in the things you used to love, irritability, decreased libido, memory loss- in short, you’ve lost your mojo.

How Can You Tell If You Have Adrenal Fatigue?
If you wake up feeling exhausted after eight hours of sleep, have to chug two Starbucks cappuccinos to get started in the morning, crave sweets when your energy levels get sluggish, feel depressed, are not interested in sex, keep catching colds, and then- at the end of an exhausting day- you have trouble falling asleep, you may have adrenal fatigue. If you’re perimenopausal, your symptoms may be exacerbated by the hormone swings that accompany this transition.

Serum or salivary tests can confirm the diagnosis, but make sure you ...

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